Grooming-Hacks

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Every man wants to look good. But no one wants to expend more time than it’s necessary in front of the bathroom mirror each morning. Life’s short, and you already have too much on your plate. This is why here’s a compiled list of handy, life-enhancing, and most of all, time-saving grooming hacks for looking your best. You can consider it a cheat sheet for fixing up!

1.    If You Don’t Have Toothpaste

This is one quick fix grooming tip during emergency scenarios. You don’t have to skip brushing your teeth the morning before an interview or big presentation just because you’ve run out of toothpaste at the wrong time.

Here’s how you can save the day. Apply some baking soda for whitening your teeth and cleaning your mouth. It works almost as well as any conventional toothpaste.

Try mixing one and a half teaspoons with a bit of water and apply it on your teeth with your finger or toothbrush. For getting teeth whitening effects, allow it to sit on your teeth for about 1-2 minutes, then brush normally. It won’t taste minty, but it will leave your mouth feeling fresh.

2.    Shaving Cream For Conditioner

Changing your standard shaving cream with a hair conditioner can result in a less drying shave. Conditioners, unlike shaving creams, moisturize your skin rather than stripping it of naturally occurring oils during your grooming sessions. This is especially handy if the intense sensation of ‘Cool Mint’ isn’t what your nether regions call for.

3.    Not Using Cotton Buds For Clearing Your Ears

Cotton buds aren’t made for ear exploration. Olive oil, however, when dispensed a couple of drops at a time, can lubricate your ears and loosen wax. As a result, it falls out on its own.

You can heat a small amount of oil in a saucepan and then using a sterilized eyedropper to dispense it into your ears. Follow this up by dropping in some warm water to help dislodge ear wax. Add this process to your grooming routine a few times a week.

4.    Alternative For Shaving Cream

In a real pinch, you can use soap, but conditioners or cooking oil will dry your skin far less. You will only need a teaspoon to get the grooming job done. Rub it onto your face in a circular motion, shave as usual, and rinse off any excess.

This alternative can help prevent razor burns, so if you’re prone to it, give this a try. What’s more, olive oil is perfect for most skin types.

5.    Shaving The Back Of Your Neck

Shaving the back of your neck every once a week saves time between barber visits. Ideally, you’ll want to use a trimmer that’s smaller than a clipper and specifically designed for trimming the hairline.

If you use a razor on the back of your neck, remember to use shaving cream to avoid any razor burns. Also, use a handheld mirror to see what you’re doing and follow your natural hairline. Don’t push it too far or create hard lines, as they’ll tend to grow out unnaturally.